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Thomas Cook adds new route from Manchester to San Francisco

Thomas Cook adds new route from Manchester to San Francisco

Thomas Cook Airlines’ rapidly expanding US network took another leap forward earlier with the announcement of direct flights from Manchester to San Francisco. The flights are available to book this week for flights beginning in May 2017.

Jetstar Pacific Airlines places A320 order with Airbus

Jetstar Pacific Airlines places A320 order with Airbus

Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific Airlines has finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus for ten A320ceo aircraft. The contract follows an MOU announced earlier this year and was signed in Hanoi by Le Hong Ha, chief executive officer of Jetstar Pacific and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president.

Oman Air aircraft involved in runway collision

Oman Air aircraft involved in runway collision

Oman Air flight WY 432, due to depart earlier from Tehran to Muscat, has been delayed as a result of an incident on the runway. The wings of the stationary Oman Air aircraft were clipped by another airliner as it passed.

Korean Air tightens relationship with Delta Air Lines

Korean Air tightens relationship with Delta Air Lines

Korean Air and Delta Air Lines will strengthen their partnership by expanding codeshares to more than 100 United States and Canadian destinations and over 30 cities across Asia. The airlines plan to launch the new codeshares in the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to government approvals.

Vietnam Airlines signs for ten A350 planes from Airbus

Vietnam Airlines signs for ten A350 planes from Airbus

Vietnam Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for ten more A350-900 aircraft. “The intention to acquire these additional aircraft reflects our excellent experience with the A350 since it entered service with Vietnam Airlines last year,” said Duong Tri Thanh, president, Vietnam Airlines.

British Airways launches improved distribution capability with KAYAK

British Airways launches improved distribution capability with KAYAK

British Airways has launched a New Distribution Capability alongside travel search engine KAYAK. KAYAK is integrating British Airways in its facilitated booking path by using the British Airways developed NDC. This will enable customers to have a better booking experience by directly booking British Airways flights through KAYAK websites.

TAP launches new fare structure

TAP launches new fare structure

TAP has launched a new fare structure designed to better serve its customers and provide a greater degree of flexibility, ensuring travellers pay only for the services they need. Offered on all journeys to and from Europe and North Africa, TAP has launched six new products - four in Economy Class (Discount, Basic, Classic and Plus) and two in Executive Class (Executive and Top Executive).

Emirates to bring A380 to Christchurch route

Emirates to bring A380 to Christchurch route

Emirates A380s will fly between Dubai and New Zealand five times daily from October 30th with the introduction of the airline’s double-decker flagship aircraft on Christchurch services. Emirates will be the first airline to offer regular scheduled A380 services to and from Christchurch with the upgrade of the current daily Christchurch service from Boeing 777-300ERs, along with the removal of the en-route stop in Bangkok which will enable passengers to travel all the way between Christchurch and Dubai, with just one stop in Sydney.

Lucky Air officially joins IATA

Lucky Air officially joins IATA

Lucky Air has hosted an IATA membership ceremony at its base in Kunming, China, after successfully joining the organisation. IATA China Region chief representative, Zhang Baojian, and IATA north Asia regional head of members and external relations, Zhang Jingwei, participated in the ceremony.

Record passenger traffic for Dubai Airports in July

Record passenger traffic for Dubai Airports in July

Passenger traffic at Dubai International has exceeded all previous records in July surging to an historic high of 7.6 million, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger numbers in July totalled 7,616,792 compared to the 6,682,676 handled in July 2015, a significant increase of 14 per cent.

IT glitch causes delays at British Airways

IT glitch causes delays at British Airways

An IT glitch at British Airways has seen passengers delayed at UK airports. Passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow were being checked-in using back-up systems with technicians working to resolve the issue.

Black Lives Matter protest closes London City Airport

Black Lives Matter protest closes London City Airport

All flights at London City Airport have been disrupted after protestors from the Black Lives Matter movement gained access to the runway. Protestors entered the airport at around 06:00 this morning, chaining themselves together on the runway.